5 Popular Facial Piercings
If you want a facial piercing, you’re in good company. Facial Piercings have become more and more common over the past few years. Here’s a look at what piercings made our list of the top 5 facial piercings.
The versatility of the nose piercing is what makes it one of our top facial piercings. You can pierce practically any part of your nose- your septum, nostril, bridge, and so on. There are also a variety of different rings that you can use in nose piercings, including seemless rings, studs, and bead rings. Septum piercings usually feature a circular barbell, but the popularity of septum piercings has made it so there are now endless options to how you decorate your piercing.
Nose piercings fit all types of styles. So whether you’re going for the punk look, the fashionista look, or your own unique style, there’s nose jewelry to fit it.
A labret piercing is done below the lower lip and above the chin. Although there aren’t quite as many variations as the nose ring, there are a few different types of labret piercings. A vertical labret piercing is when the piercing is both below the lower lip and the top of the lower lip. It’s usually connected with a curved barbell. Another common variation are snake bites, where two separate piercings are made next to one another on the lower lip, resembling a snake bite.
An eyebrow piercing is done with a needle that ranges between 12 and 18 gauge. It goes through the bottom of the eyebrow and comes out through the top. Barbells and captive bead rings are usually used with eyebrow piercings, but there’s still a lot of variation on the type of barbell or bead ring you use with the piercing.
Sometimes called a dimple piercing, a cheek piercing goes through the cheek and goes through to the inside of the mouth. Although it can be done as one solo piercing, it’s sometimes done in pairs- one on each cheek.
Unlike most of the piercings on this list, cheek piercings don’t heal easily. They sometimes secrete a foul smelling fluid. Instead of dealing with infection or fluid, some people opt to get a microdermal implants instead.
This type of piercing is aptly named, as it really is an anti-eyebrow piercing. The piercing goes below the eye, opposite from the eyebrow. You might hear it called a teardrop piercing because, when worn with a sparkly stud, the piercing looks like a teardrop. The exact location of the piercing varies slightly, though it always lies somewhere above the cheekbones and away from any facial nerves.